I am actually back on here, because I was given great advice when I was in an ADN program. Needless to say, I ended up failing out of that program in the summer of 2008. I got two D's in pharmacology and med-surg. At about this time, my father was pretty ill and had been in the hospital a couple of times. It was difficult to cope and at the same time, I just took nursing school
too lightly. The workload was just too overwhelming. Now my new situation..
I was accepted into a BSN-RN program June 2009. It was in July that my father passed away. Somehow I was able to pass Health Assessment, also being able to complete semester 1 courses pathophysiology and fundamentals of nursing with the clinical. Semester 2, I was able to pass with an A and C, somehow.
These past few months starting in August, I was in Semester 3, taking OB/Pedi course and practicum. Halfway through my semester, my mom started having some health issues and was admitted into the hospital a few times. At this point, I'm so scared that I'm going to lose my mom. I had to continue going to class, even though all I was thinking was losing someone I loved so much. I'm 24 years old, I can't lose both of my parents already. I haven't even gotten married or finished school! I continued the rest of the semester but ended up failing by 2 points. I came into the final with a 73 and needed to do good on the final in order to pass the class. It just really sucks. I had a study group come over to my apt 7 days straight before the test to go over and discuss everything, although they did clown around a bit, and did get restless often because it was a lot of information to contain. It was a group of 7 of us. I was the only one that failed the course. 5 out of 7 of us were borderline including me, and I just didn't make the cut.
The way I found out really broke me down. I took my final on a Wednesday, and they didn't give us our grades until Thursday. When I was taking the test, I realized that we had studied TOO IN DEPTH of the material. We studied so much material that wasn't even on the final exam, that I couldn't believe it. There were questions that I was in disbelief about, and a few that were from previous tests. As soon as I took the test, I went home and with another girl in our group tried to remember questions and I checked the answers to see how many I got right and wrong. I felt pretty confident I did well. One of the girls in our group had a 72 coming into the exam and needed to make at least an 80 to pass. She called me after the exam, crying that she was going to fail and that she hated that she would be delayed, etc. etc. I said it was okay, and that I may be in the same boat, and that we just had to have hope.
The next day, the group had gone up to the school before me, and got their progress report. Excited, celebrating that they passed. The girl that called me crying the day before called me and said, "I PASSED WITH A 74.5!!!!" (74.5 is pretty much considered the passing grade in the program). I'm excited, thinking that I could join the group after and that all of that studying we did in those days paid off. I went into the teacher's office, and she shut the door. She told me that I did not pass the class, and that I did not do well enough on my final exam to push up my grade. Then she proceeded to tell me that I would not be able to retake the class until Fall 2011, because Spring 2011 didn't have enough space for me to retake the class with all the upcoming students taking all the spaces. I kept my composure, but inside I died.
Ever since I've just been crying and depressed. I've already failed out one program, and now I'm in another program already failing, with two more semesters to go. I hear that semester 4 is very hard with psychiatric/med-surg 2. It would have been handy to have the fail chance for semester 4 or 5, but not 3.. What just sucks the most is that the expected graduated date of Dec 2011, has now been changed to Dec 2012, if I finish the program.
I've been at this dilemma for awhile. Should I just wait and continue on with this program with this year delay, or just start over at another program? Will my chances of being accepted into another program be close to none since it shows I failed out of an ADN program and failed a course at another nursing program?
I feel that this current program that I'm in is VERY UNORGANIZED, and I don't feel that most of the teachers just don't give a damn. We also do extra meetings and these stupid get-togethers that are just a waste of time. I know that every program will have their unorganization and not the best teachers, but I really feel that this certain school of nursing is not for me. What do yall think I should do?